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“A cylcing heaven”
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Hotel Vauban
Ranked #11 of 17 Hotels in Briancon
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
“A cylcing heaven”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Julie, the new owner and Maitre De, is extremely helpful and friendly. Her plans for renovation will elevate this hotel to where it should be. The hotel is well located in the heart of this beautiful city with an ancient and well cared for old citadel town. Jonathan and his cycling mates

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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thank you guys for the comment, it was great meeting you, hope to see you cycling around France again.
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Portola Valley, California
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Reviewed August 12, 2012 via mobile

We had very nice stay here. The owners were very helpful especially since we don't speak French. They called for us to see if a place in the mountains was available. The rooms are older but very clean. As someone noted that have a lovely friendly black lab.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Isle of Arran, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 6, 2012

If you need these things you will find them here but otherwise it is a dull and dreary hotel - but everything works. The Chinese restaurant about a 5 minute walk away isn't wonderful but staff are friendly.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Weaverville, North Carolina
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Reviewed February 4, 2012

Third floor front rooms have balconies, bath tubs and electric roll down shutters. Convenient to tram, bus, grocery, banks, and short but steep walk to old town. Very nice helpful management and friendly dog!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed September 9, 2011

This hotel has had better times but is not degenerated. The rooms are clean and large, the sanitary is sufficient. The restaurant is quite good.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 28, 2011

We just got back from a weeks skiing in the Serre Chevalier valley. We stayed at the Hotel Vauban which I can highly recommend as a base. It does have a little of a 1970s feel to it, but you have to remember this IS France!

It is located in Briancon which is right at the very end of the valley for skiing. The hotel is located just a 2-5 minute walk from the ski hire shops and gondola. The staff were ALWAYS very helpful, we were later getting there than planned, around 11:30pm so we rung ahead and they gave us full instructions on how to get into the car park etc etc.

The hotel was ALWAYS kept immaculately clean, with all our towels etc being changed daily. We had a double and a twin room, both were spacious and well appointe and both had their own En Suite.

There are electric shutters on the outside of the windows so you are able to get a good nights sleep after a hard days activity.


It has free WiFi as well which kept the teenagers happy in a evening, there is also a TV in the room , and you can get BBC World Service on it if you really need a fix of British TV.
The breakfast at €9.00 per person per day might sound expensive but is the best value in the town.

There are enough good restaurants in the NEW town to keep you going provided you are not a "PICKY" eater. The "OLD" town which is a 20 minute walk UP the hill has many more.

Be warned though, eating out in Briancon is not cheap as there are no "Bar Meals" available really, you are paying restaurant prices every night, so if you are on a budget you have been warned. It cost us between €70 and €90 per night plus tips for 4 of us.

Briancon, both old and new is a lovely town, in my opinion, far and away the nicest town in the Serre Chevalier Valley.
Will we go back?
Definately!!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
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Leuven, Belgium
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3 reviews
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Reviewed May 18, 2010

On the plus side, the hotel is excellently located. The ski lift is just a few minutes away on foot.

There are automated blinds for the window, so you can sleep in complete darkness.

Showering is possible in the room and in a shared shower is available in the hall, so you don't need to queue!

Parking is available for hotel guests. You'll need to take a turn on the roundabout to get in though, as you'll need to get out of your car to open the gate - something you don't want to do while traversing the road.

In terms of food, the hotel's breakfast is decent. For dinner, there's a very good Chinese restaurant in a radius of 500m around the hotel, as well as several Italian / French restaurants.

On the negative side: during our 4 day stay, the hotel lobby & restaurant suffered from a strong smell. The rooms were not affected though, but it certainly didn't invite to stay during the day or consider having dinner in the hotel restaurant.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Vauban
Address: 13 avenue du General de Gaulle, 05100 Briancon, France
Location: France > Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur > Hautes-Alpes > Briancon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 17 Hotels in Briancon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Vauban 3*
Number of rooms: 38
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Vauban is ideally situated in Briancon city center , less than 5 minutes from the railway station and less than 200 meters from the lifts Prorel , where starts Serre Chevalier ski slopes, 200 m from Briancon pool and rink and 2 minutes from the Briancon Casino Barriere. Hotel Vauban Briancon have 40 comfortable spacious rooms equipped with flat screen, Sattelite TV, Canal +, CanalSat , Iinternational channels , telephone, hairdryer , WIFI , bath or shower. All rooms have been renovated . ... more   less 
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